In Participation edited by Claire Bishop there is the following commentary by Nicolas Bourriaud on Relational Aesthetics:

“Relational art is neither a ‘revival’ of some movement nor the return of a style. It is born of the observation of the present and a reflection on the destiny of artistic activity. It’s basic hypotheses – the sphere of human relations as site for the artwork – is without precedent in the history of art, even though it can of course be seen, after the event, to be the obvious backdrop to all aesthetic practice, and the modernist theme par excellence.”
pp165-166

Sounds to me like the basis of Twitter for each and every Twitter protagonist even if they are not conscious of the fact.

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